The Secret Life of the Human Body
By John Clancy
Most of us take our body for granted and are never aware of its amazing capabilities. This book looks at how the seven octillion atoms that make up the human body are grouped into organs, tissues, nerves, fibres, fluids and more in such a way that the entire system runs smoothly without us ever knowing about it. It explains the hidden world of hormones and enzymes, the battleground of your immune system, the senses and much more. It also reveals the astonishing secrets of the human body, from the 15 'other senses' we have beyond the known five, to the reason we have eyes capable of seeing the Andromeda galaxy 2.5 million light years away.Chapters include:Cells, tissues and body structureThe skin, skeleton and musclesThe cardiovascular systemInternal protectors: warriors behind the scenesThe respiratory system
The Secret Life of Language
By Simon Pulleyn
This book looks at how language has evolved around the globe from ancestral proto-languages to our recognisable modern tongues. It demonstrates how language has been shaped by social and cultural influences, and even explains how our anatomy affects the articulation, and therefore evolution, of words. Discover the surprising stories behind theorigin of the written word, the difficulties of decipherment and the challenge of inventing from scratch languages such as Dothraki.Combining expert analysis with accessible narrative and fun illustrations, The Secret Life of Language makes even the complex topics of philology, morphology and phonology easy to understand.
A Soup a Day
The key to a healthy diet is variety, and given that such a mixture of ingredients can be added to soups, it is easy to include a wide range of essential vitamins, minerals, protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats, which are all vital for energy, growth, repair and key metabolic processes.Featuring 365 recipes, A Soup a Day is packed with delicious soups for each day of the year, including Chillied Gazpacho, Chestnut Soup with Truffle Oil and Mediterranean Garlic Soup. Be it a hot summer's day or a wintry afternoon, you will discover a soup to fit any occasion.
Say It With Paper
By Hattie Newman
There are many things you can do with paper but what can paper do for you?Discover paper's true potential with this book full of exciting projects that enable you to discover new paper arts, such as pop ups, papercuts and 3-D shapes. Learn how paper can be used to communicate ideas, how it can be photographed and lit to great effect and even how it can be animated. Develop skills in construction, tessellation, model making and scene creating, while also working with scale and moving parts. Paper has never been more fun and more intriguing. Projects include: animal masks, ice creams, shadow puppets, tropical island, Ferris wheel, 3-D pig, car, lantern, geometric mobile, paper food, pop-up greetings card, paper theatre, giant pencil, and many more.
Visit your favourite buildings from around the world and discover something new with 40 spot-the-difference puzzles. Enjoy stunning shots of the world's favourite buildings in this phenomenal spot-the-difference photographic collection. Each of the 40 challenging puzzles will boost your observation skills while the fun, fact-filled captions will take you on your own architectural guided tour. Travel the globe, from Venice to Beijing, from London to New York. Marvel at the magnitude of the Taj Mahal and be wowed by many more architectural treasures.
The Still-Life Sketchbook
Master proportion, tone, texture and form with this inspirational sketchbook. Line, shape, space, composition and depth are most simply understood through the study and practice of still-life drawing. The artist can enjoy the freedom of arranging objects exactly as desired, testing perception and pushing the boundaries of reality. Take inspiration from the words and drawings of 20 leading still-life artists, including the fantastically detailed works of the sixteenth-century Dutch masters, through to the cubist and surreal compositions of Picasso and O'Keeffe.
By Martha Roberts
A decorating trend and social media phenomenon, 'the shelfie' originally emerged in response to the clutter-clearing movement. What started as a label for beautiful bookshelves is now applied to artfully stylish arrangements of collectables, flowers, photos, crafting ephemera, perfume bottles - and of course books. And shelfies don't just appear on shelves, but also on desks, worktops and fireplaces.De-cluttering, and then curating our favourite possessions stylishly, is a great way to bring personality into the home and workspace. In the first book on the shelfie, Martha Roberts shows you how to source, sort and arrange your belongings for every room in the house. Photography by Nick Pope, who took the photographs for At Home with Plants, also published by Mitchell Beazley.'While most of us are just beginning to get to grips with the selfie, the 'shelfie' movement has been gaining digital ground. The self-obsessed are becoming the 'shelf-obsessed.' - Talib Choudry, the Telegraph
Spiroglyphics Around the World
By Thomas Pavitte
Spiroglyphics are a totally original idea from the twisted mind of genius puzzle-designer, Thomas Pavitte! At first glance, spiroglyphics appear to be nothing but simple spirals. But if you look a little closer you'll see that the spiroglyphics are in fact two spirals, joined at the middle, and varying subtly in width as they wind to the centre. It's only when you pick up a pen and start to colour them that they come alive...Spiroglyphics: Around the World brings together a selection of landmarks from some of the world's favourite cities, including: · Paris· Berlin· New York· Rome· London· Barcelona· Hong KongFun to create and amazing to look at, the Spiroglyphics will blow your mind and make amazing artworks for your wall!
The Sourdough School
By Vanessa Kimbell
'Master the art of sourdough with Vanessa and you will learn how to look after your own gut microbes and health.' - Tim Spector, author of The Diet Myth At her renowned Sourdough School, Vanessa has taught countless students the secrets of this healthy, more easily digestible bread, and now she has compiled her teachings for the home baker. From creating your own starter from scratch, you'll then move on to basic breadmaking techniques, before progressing to using sprouted grains and experimenting with flavours to produce Fig and Earl Grey and Cherry Plum loaves. With step-by-step photography, detailed instructions, specialist advice and Vanessa's indispensable encouragement, The Sourdough School celebrates the timeless craft of artisan baking.
By Colin Barras
With Science Hacks, you no longer need a PhD to understand the fascinating ideas behind science's greatest theories and discoveries. This latest addition to the ingenious new Hacks series will show you a technique for understanding and, crucially, remembering 100 of the most important and most interesting scientific theories from throughout the ages.On each topic, you'll start with a helicopter overview of the subject, which will give you an introduction to the idea and some context surrounding it. Next, you'll zoom in on the core elements of the theory, with clear explanation of each point to make sure you really understand the concept before finally, you'll be given a one-liner hack to really make the theory stick in your mind.Includes such topics and fields as:Particle PhysicsEvolutionary BiologyGeneticsMedicineChemistryEcology
The Scandi Sense Diet
By Suzy Wengel
Featured in The Times.Suzy Wengel lost 88 pounds using the Scandi Sense Diet - and has kept it off.Lose weight and keep it off with the grassroots diet sensation that has taken Scandinavia by storm, the life-changing handful method that is hailed as 'the simplest diet in the world'.The Scandi Sense Diet is the intuitive way of eating that helps you to cut calories without counting them, and adapts to your life rather than dictating it. Based on the principle of four handfuls of food per meal - protein, carbohydrate and two of vegetables, plus a spoonful of fat - and you decide the ingredients. No calorie-counting, no hard-to-source ingredients and no exercise - unless you want to.The Scandi Sense Diet is not just about looking good - although it does work wonders on the physique. It takes a scientific approach that ensures good health across the board, including regulating blood sugar and cholesterol.Suzy Wengel's 9-day plan is irresistibly simple, and has proven results that can be seen in the book's case studies. Put an end to yo-yo dieting and enjoy three satisfying meals each day, easily planned with your own two hands.
By Yoshifumi Miyazaki
Shinrin Yoku or 'forest bathing' was developed in Japan in the 1980s and brings together ancient ways and wisdom with cutting edge environmental health science. There are now forest bathing stations and walkways scattered throughout Japan, although the good news is that we can all benefit from this simple practice. Simply put, forest bathing is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon or a day. It is a practice that involves all the senses and as you gently walk and breathe deeply, the essential oils of the trees are absorbed by your body and have an extraordinary effect on positive feelings, stress hormone levels, parasympathetic nervous activity, sympathetic nervous activity, blood pressure, heart rate and brain activity. In this wonderful book, by the leading expert in the field, science meets nature and mindfulness, as we are encouraged to bathe in the trees and become observers of both the nature around us and the goings on of our own minds.
By Cyrus Todiwala
Previously published in hardback as Mr Todiwala's Spice Box Cyrus Todiwala is known for combining flavours, spices and ingredients in ways no other Indian chef has ever done before. He loves mixing Western dishes with Indian flavourings to create recipes that make innovative and delicious use of spices. Offering an entirely fresh look at spices, Cyrus takes just 10 of his favourites and bases 120 recipes around them. Using his special spice box and a selection of fresh ingredients, he conjures up an astonishing range of dishes that will spice up any mealtime, such as Prawn & Crab Masala Omelette, Venison Kebabs, Garlic & Red Chilli Chicken, Hot Smoked Salmon Tikka and Saffron & Cardamom Crème Brûlée.